If you’ve ever bought products that come in a jar or circular container, like our Mineral Water Mud Mask/Cleanser, you might have noticed a sealing disc (usually white) on top of the opening of the jar. If you’re like me, then starts the ultimate dilemma of whether you should throw it away or if you should keep it. Many of you might decide, “I’ll keep it,” because it makes the product look nice but the moment you get a smear on it, you end up throwing it out because it looks ugly or dirty. So the question is, “Should I keep the sealing disc on my products?”
Simply speaking from a scientific point, YES. If we ditch the aesthetics and forget about smears and “ugliness,” we should always keep the inner lid. The plastic provides an extra layer of protection for your products against air and light. Why is this important? Exposure to both air and light can break down many active ingredients in a product. For example, if you ever bought essential oils, you might notice that almost all of them come in a brown or green tinted glass jar. This is because many essential oils have active ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, which break down when it comes into direct contact with light.
We all know how pricey skincare products can be. So if you want to protect your product so that you preserve its quality and effectiveness, you should definitely save the inner lid because it is usually placed there by companies for more than the “because it looks nice” reasoning. Hope this helps solve a simple cosmetic question you may have. If you have any other questions or comments please post them down below and I’ll be sure to respond. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time.